Residents urged to add views on plan - The Evesham Observer

Residents urged to add views on plan

Evesham Editorial 24th Mar, 2018   0

A RALLYING call has gone out to Pershore residents to make their voices heard on the blueprint for the future development of the town and help earmark a site for the proposed new community hall.

Following 18 months hard work by the Town Plan steering group led by Michael Amies BEM, the draft Town Plan, which provides a vision of how Pershore should develop in the years ahead, has been completed.

Council chiefs now want local residents to have their say on the proposals before it is formally adopted by the town council and recognised by Wychavon District Council as a ‘local plan’ which will be taken into consideration in future planning applications.

Pershore residents are also being asked to give their views on the proposal to provide a new community hall, large enough to seat up to 150 people.

A town council spokesperson said: “The previous consultation gave a clear indication of the need for the hall and its preferred location but we would love to see more people taking part and giving us their views.

Two sites have been identified for a new venue for local groups and charities to meet with the first being a revamp of the town hall enabling a community hall to be built on a new first floor.

While the new venue would be in the centre of town, concerns have been raised about the lack of parking available for any new users of the hall.

The second suggestion being put to residents is a new hall on Defford Road close to the town’s cemetery which would be built on council-owned land and while not in the centre of the town, council chiefs expect any development would accomodate 150 people and the new venue would benefit from the exisiting car park.

A consultation leaflet for both the Town Plan and the Community Hall is available at the Library and Town Hall.

A full copy of the draft Town Plan can be found at the Library and Town Hall or by clicking the link on the town council website

Details of the original presentation on the community hall can also be found on the website and anyone with queries about either document can e-mail town clerk Ann Dobbins on [email protected]

Anyone interested in the consultation for both projects has until Tuesday, April 2 to return their responses to the town hall.


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